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A portion of the first major revision of "De Motu Corporum.", Early 1685

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965.5: 21-22

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Fonds:

Early drafts of the Principia and related notes; additions, corrections and revisions to the Principia. This is the 'general' category: papers relating specifically to lunar theory or containing mathematical problems are classified separately.


  • Creation: Early 1685


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.


2 folio(s) (ff.2 [folio] paper) : paper

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

Add.3965.Sec5.21,r.tif Add.3965.Sec5.22,v.tif


M.P. VI, 1.2, pp.92-96. First published in A.R. Hall and M.B. Hall, "Unpublished Scientific Papers of Isaac Newton" (Cambridge, 1962,) pp.239-241, and also in J.W. Herivel, "The Background to Newton's Principia" (Oxford, 1966,) pp.315-316.

Repository Details

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